Lees & Leaven; A New York Story of To-Day

Lees & Leaven; A New York Story of To-Day

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...negotiations with Bunton a little longer. We may find something that will make this marriage seem less desirable than it does now. Your doctor has advised a trip to the Mediterranean on your yacht. Take that trip now. In the meantime I will keep at work with Bunton." "If anyone but you had failed in settling the matter with Bunton," Worthington said, " I should hope that it might be settled. But you have failed. That means that it is a waste of time to continue on that line. The delay is most dangerous. The opposition to my plan is silly. I say it is silly! My mind is finally made up. I wish to have Jack informed, and at once, of my intention in regard to my will. If he remains disobedient, it is my duty to the affairs of the family to put Rupert at once in touch with the interests he is to control." "Listen to me, John! Listen to me a moment!" cried his wife. "It would break my heart not to have our first-born go on with his career. No, no, hear me. If in a little time--a month--I cannot show you that the woman you have selected for Jack's wife is unworthy of him, I will consent to the marriage, will urge it, rather than have his prospects blasted." "This is hysterical, Nan. I have seen as much of the young lady as you. I like her. I'll not consent to have her spied upon; for all I know, led into some harmless indiscretion, that could be twisted into an appearance of evil, to thwart my plan." "John! Do you hint that I would lead her" "I mean," he interrupted excitedly, "that I have made up my mind! That I will not brook further discussion. I mean, Bannister, that I direct you to draw up a new will, and have it ready for me to sign, if my son continues to defy--to...show more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123664185X
  • 9781236641854